France to open bars and beaches in second phase of easing lockdown

France moves to Phase 2 of easing coronavirus lockdown

PARIS (Reuters) – France will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen from June 2, though with more restrictions in Paris than elsewhere, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday as he announced the next phase in easing the country’s coronavirus lockdown. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe looks on during a session of questions to … Read more

U.S. senators offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

U.S. senators offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2020. Anna Moneymaker/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators offered a bipartisan $3 billion plan on Thursday to prepare for the next global … Read more

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Fire rips through crowded Cameroon prison

Patriotic Poles led astray by mis-labelled Ukrainian cucumbers

DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) – A fire tore through an overcrowded maximum security prison in Cameroon’s port city of Douala on Thursday leading to the hospitalisation of three prisoners with serious burns, a local fire chief said. Firefighters backed up by police were able to contain the blaze and stop it spreading beyond New Bell jail, … Read more

Islamic State calls COVID-19 God’s punishment for foes: tape

Patriotic Poles led astray by mis-labelled Ukrainian cucumbers

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State (IS) said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies, according to an audio broadcast on Thursday, where the jihadists also vowed more attacks. The person on the tape, which was posted on one of the militants’ websites but could not be verified by Reuters, identified himself as IS … Read more

Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son’s overdose death

Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son's overdose death

A Pennsylvania mother shared drugs with her 15-year-old son and left him to die from an overdose, police said. Jennifer Pugliese, 49, was charged Wednesday with homicide and child endangerment nearly 11 months after her son was found dead in her Swatara Township apartment last July, PennLive.com reports. The teen, Dean Pugliese, died from heroin … Read more

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